A couple of weeks or so ago, I posted a picture of some boxes of things that I had ordered. Here is what some of them were...
These great, powder coated, red trellises. I ordered the tomato towers (set of two) first. Then we decided to go ahead and get some more so that we had them all matching (in case we can't find them later). The two tomato towers, a bean tower and a set of three eggplant/pepper cages.
|Red Cucumber Trellis|
Also got a 4 foot square cucumber trellis, you plant them seedlings at the base and as they grow up the trellis, the cukes hang down along the angle.
|Red Eggplant Cages|
I put in the eggplant cages (the eggplants were struggling, I think too much water but they have since perked up...
|Red Tomato Cage|
And when I first ordered the two tomato cages that started it all, the plants were small. I thought I'd be able to put these up when I was out there.
Oops! Plants are too big now. Sigh.
The really great thing about these is that they fold completely flat! Easy to move around and of course, easy to take down after the season is over and we can hang them up in the barn until the next time they are needed.
I found them at Gardeners Supply (images above courtesy of gardeners.com). We don't get anything for mentioning them, just our own personal choice. They also sell the same ones at Amazon here (perhaps better shipping rates).
The reviews are really positive for them so we hope they do well for us. Probably one of those cases where we'll have to use them for a full season to get a good evaluation but on first glance, they seem to be well constructed and look like they'll last for awhile.
|Red Tomato Cage|
Then this past weekend, when I stopped at the local Home Depot for some weedeater supplies, I found regular (though taller and sturdier) conical shaped tomato cages in the same red powder coated material! I put them over the okra plants so they will have something to grow up and inside of. I'll pick up some more soon just to have them for future beds.
Since red is so prevalent at the farm in our inside decorating (and red barns/beehive/someday house), we figured why not make it all match, ha.